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September 11, 2018

UPSKILL YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE

In May Statistics SA released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, which revealed that one in three young South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 were disengaged from the labour market.

Put another way, 32.4% of the 10.3 million people in that age group were “not in employment, education or training in the first quarter of 2018”. That’s 3.3 million young people sitting at home, idle.

Unemployment is a structural issue which has seen little improvement in recent years and is one of the four critical dimensions impeding the country’s ability to improve socio-economic well-being. The other three being education, income inequality and health care.

Poor education [...]

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July 9, 2018

SHELL HELPS SA’s TEACHERS AND STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATHS AND SCIENCE

In South Africa, there is still a shortage of qualified graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), which has led to a huge need in these industries for talented people with relevant knowledge and skills.

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world,” said former US president Barack Obama at a White House Science Fair in March 2015.

Aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in these fields, multinational oil and gas company Shell offers [...]

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June 28, 2018

SENEGAL FEEL POSITIVE NOT PRESSURE AS AFRICA’S LAST WORLD CUP HOPE!

There is no added pressure in being Africa’s sole last-16 prospect, according to defender Kalidou Koulibaly, this as Senegal prepare for their final group match this week.

Senegal need a point in their decisive Group H encounter in Samara to guarantee a spot in the tournament’s knockout phase.

Should they succeed it will be an achievement unmatched by any of Africa’s other World Cup representatives after Egypt Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all bowed out in the group stage.

“It is something positive, rather than pressure,” said Koulibaly, the highly-rated Napoli centre back, who marshals the Senegal defence.

“We know the [...]

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